no. there's a difference between subjective guilt and objective reasons.
maybe i don't find the right words to express it, because i'm no english native speaker.
yes, of course, because there is no child-led choice. if you make a decision you have to see different opportunities. do you think a 12 month old baby can compare alternatives in such a way?
no, it's only offering explanations.
One: Please re-read people's posts. The objective reason is the child completely refused the breast.
Two: When opportunities are presented to the child, and the baby chooses one thing or another (breast or not), I can only assume there is some rudimentary beginnings of comparisons. I haven't yet seen a 12 month old child that was not able to tell you in some form or another that they like or dislike something.
Three: You must be confusing me with someone else. There are moms that do choose to wean they're children (gently or no), but I was not one of them. It was a loss for the both of us. My dd was conceived by rape, and breastfeeding was one of the decisions I purposely made from the beginning of pregnancy to help with bonding with her. I did not want the way she was conceived to interfere with our relationship. It was very hard to be rejected in that way. I always wondered if she innately knew the violence in which she was conceived. You may interpret that as subjective guilt if you wish.